Interesting article this morning about the Yankees apparent interest in Cliff Lee. With a rotation of Sabathia, Burnett, Pettitte, Vazquez, and now Hughes, you have to wonder if the Yankees have room for Lee. There's no doubt that the Yankees rotation in addition to Cliff Lee would be the best in the league-by far. One can dream, right?
The immediate need for the Yankees is a bat, but if the Mariners are going to shop Lee, the Yankees will be interested because he will be a free agent after the season. Of course, he is making $9 million this season, so even if the deal is made at the July 31 deadline, the Yankees would have to pay him $3 million.
If they were to give up Romine or Montero, the Yankees would need assurances that Lee would sign an extension and not become a free agent.